Jackie Beckey: 416 Club Commissions

with Mar Habrine, Dream Weapon, and Lungs Face Feet
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

Standing show; $25 series pass is available

Jackie Beckey playing viola

416 Club Commissions is an annual program of The Cedar, working in conjunction with The Jerome Foundation, that commissions seven emerging, Minnesota-based artists to create new work that is debuted in a public concert series at The Cedar. The 2014 recipients were chosen by a panel of Twin Cities music industry professionals including record label owners, music educators, local musicians, and Cedar staff. Each of the seven artists will present their work on Monday evenings beginning January 13th and running through to the end of February.

Beckey is known as a member of nationally recognized group Brute Heart, as well as for her work as a composer and band leader for local theater productions and parades. For her 416 Club Commission project she wishes to create both a musical composition and an art installation in The Cedar's hall. Inspiration for the music will be drawn from Ugandan and Argentinian percussive rhythms.

Jackie's 416 commission pieces will be performed by musicians: Jonathan Kaiser (cello), Jackie Beckey (viola), Ryan Billig (percussion), Andie Mazorol (percussion), Andy McCormick (upright bass), Rocky Schulze (bass), Jason Misik (bass), collectively known as Rajjjar Septet.

To round out the evening, Mar Habrine, Dream Weapon, and Pittsburgh­-based brass band Lungs Face Feet will also be performing.

Natalie Mazorol has also been commissioned to build an interactive music dome as an art installation piece



RAJJAR SEPTET:: performing original music by Jackie Beckey ::

Jonathan Kaiser on cello
Jack Beck on viola
Jason Misik and Rocky Schulze on bass
Andy McCormick on upright bass
Ryan Billig and Andie Mazorol on percussion

Pittsburgh friends! Ex-members of Hex!


In an interactive music dome art installation made by Natalie Mazorol

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  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
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Jackie Beckey playing viola
Jackie Beckey is a Minneapolis-­based musician, music director, and community oriented artist.  She has served as the Music Director for Bedlam Theatre’s Fireshow production (2007), In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater’s May Day Festival (...
Lungs Face Feet group painting by Marian Phillips
Lungs Face Feet is a 9 piece brass, accordion and percussion band from Pittsburgh, PA that began in 2010 with friends from Mexico playing raw cumbia. They have since been pursuing their own blend of energetic sounds influenced by cumbia, oddities, cooked and...

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Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota

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